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Power Running Will Come Thundering through Pittsburgh Again

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Since the days of Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh fans have been clamoring for one thing—a hard nosed runner.

The Steelers are known for their physical play and hard-nosed running attack, but since Bettis has left, no one has been able to fill the vacancy.

Willie Parker is a phenomenal back. He has had trouble staying healthy as of late and it may be related to him having to carry the ball between the tackles.

Pittsburgh drafted running back Rashard Mendenhall in 2008 in hopes of getting a back to share the load with Parker. Unfortunately, Mendenhall's rookie year was cut short after he suffered a season-ending injury at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.

Mendenhall is poised for a healthy re...

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